Tuesday, March 12, 2013

marcelle medallion {finished quilt top}

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

It's cold, and windy, and dark, and absolutely dreary outside, but I'm all happy and full of warm fuzzies inside because I finished my Marcelle Medallion quilt top.


I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to see it all finished. I spent a week being totally consumed with making it, and there were quite a few times along the way when I questioned why I possibly started such a complicated quilt and the fact that I agonized about each border and the fabric I chose did not help.


This process was full of firsts for me. I have never cut out and pieced so many small triangles or flying geese before and I was pretty scared that things would go horribly wrong. Fortunately I was extra careful about the seam allowance and it all worked out wonderfully.


I think it's such a happy looking quilt, just the way I like my quilts to be. And, I was able to use up tons of my scraps - always a bonus.


Finished size of this quilt top is about 58" square, a great size for snuggling. Now I just need to figure out the backing and how to quilt it. Any suggestions?

I used pattern by Alexia Marcelle Abegg from her book Liberty Love. If you'd like to read more about making this quilt top you can click here and here.

Also, if you're on Instagram, you can look-up #marcellemedallion to see other wonderful quilts made by incredibly talented peeps. I'm quite new to Instagram, but enjoying it very much so far. You can find me @sotakhandmade if interested.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a very lovely day. Svetlana

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40 comments:

  1. It's just gorgeous! I have the bricks finally cut for the next border...I, too, can't wait to finish this!

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  2. It is gorgeous - I have loved watching it come together - very tempted to start one myself. Would be amazing hand-quilted xx

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  3. It's a great quilt! Love the fabrics you chose.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, great work, well done for sticking to it! :o)

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  5. It is gorgeous!
    I love how your quilt looks!
    It was interesting following your process with the borders and I learnt a lot when you replaced the text border.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It is amazing, I can't believe that you did this in a week!!

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  7. A work of art Svetlana. All of those borders are amazing. The finished size is much larger than I expected!

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  8. Nice work woman! I'm going to start mine soon too!!! Can't wait to join you in finishes!

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  9. Woohoo, love it! And it's so much bigger than I imagined, for some reason I thought it was more mini sized!

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  10. So, so gorgeous! Sunshine on a cloudy day!

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  11. EEEE!!!!! Love love love this quilt top! This is so amazingly beautiful. I'm happy for you and your gorgeous finish.

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  12. Beautiful! And a great size too! Jxo

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  13. Absolutely perfect on every level! The choice of fabrics, although scraps, just flow so beautifully. I LOVE it.

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  14. Love it! Your colors are great :)

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  15. It is so happy and bright and just really cool looking. Great job!

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  16. What a fun, cheerful quilt. You did awesome. Love your fabric choices.

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  17. It turned out beautifully. I love the orange in the quilt, it really pops. No suggestions on how to quilt it, this is a tough one!

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  18. It's so pretty, this quilt is just "you." I would be able to pick it out as yours from a line up;)

    I like the green border on the oustide that just pulls together the whole thing with the green in the center block.

    I have no idea for backing. My first inclination was a DS Quilts print, but maybe you want to do flannel again? What will you use for binding? Good luck!

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  19. Wow, yours is my favorite of these by far! Perfect fabric choices!

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  20. I agree with the above comment -- this is definitely my favorite version of this pattern yet. Gorgeous fabrics you used in this!!

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  21. its gorgeous, i've been watching it coming together and the finished article is wonderful, love how bright and vibrant it is :)

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  22. Perfectly gorgeous. I love all your post on it. And i love the finish!!!

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  23. Svetlana, it's stunning!! I love the colours you used. No idea for backing, but I am sure whatever you choose will look fabulous. You always have such good taste in your choices.

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  24. oh wow, that is beautiful! I am determind to make a marcelle medallion one day but as I am only on my second quilt ever, I think I could do with a bit more practice first!

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  25. This is simply stunning! Beautiful fabric choices.
    Amanda

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  26. It is so beautiful!! I absolutely love it!
    I finally get my Liberty Love book, and have been avoiding starting anything new just so I can dig right into this.

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  27. What a stunning quilt. I love the colour choices.

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  28. Some of those borders are lovely. I. Iike the srappy double rectangles one...so many great prints within that one. Well agonised over Svetlana.

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  29. Well done on completing the quilt. I have it queued & ready to do so it's lovely to see another one finished.

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  30. Svetlanko, ten top je neskutecny, nadherny!! Verim, ze ti dal zabrat, ale vysledek opravdu stoji za to. Mas to nadherne!! Vsechno si tak krasne a presne sedlo. Co se tyce prositi... moc neporadim, ja sama v tom hodne plavu, ale urcite neco krasneho vymyslis. Treba rucni prositi? :)
    Svetlanko, mej krasne dny! Jola

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  31. Oh, wow, yours is my favorite so far! The stripe border is so perfect - really sets everything else off amazingly!

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  32. I made the center block and added a border. That will do for a pillow.
    But looking at your quilt. Maybe someday I'll have to make one, too.

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  33. Soooo gorgeous! I love just about everything you make :)

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  34. I wish I could LIKE this like we do on Instagram. It is magical! You got it finished so fast and it is stunning

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  35. OOOO, it is so fresh! That is what your quilts are like..Fresh! Like a breath of fresh air in the morning! I love love love this!
    Cat

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